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    Travelling the dichotomy of Cuba, from the beautiful beaches to the mainland

    Travelling the dichotomy of Cuba, from the beautiful beaches to the mainland Nancy Truman, Special to National Post | January 24, 2017 3:16 PM ET More from Special to National Post Just weeks after Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro was laid to rest on December 3, 2016, I found myself on the largest island in […] Continue reading

    Legacy and End Point

    Legacy and End Point / Somos+, Pedro Acosta Somos+, Pedro Acosta, 6 December 2016 — After your departure the Cuban people should be eternally grateful for: The fall of the dictatorship. Fulfilling your political promises, especially the respect for the 1940 Constitution, the quick holding of free elections, and not placing yourself permanently in power. […] Continue reading

    Gentrification – another face of Cuba’s socialist equality

    Gentrification: another face of Cuba’s socialist equality JORGE ENRIQUE RODRÍGUEZ | La Habana | 10 de Octubre de 2016 – 09:25 CEST. If there is one issue the Cuban Government has failed to resolve in over 50 years it is, undoubtedly, that of residential spaces. Cuba’s “housing problems,” as Government officials refer to them, cut […] Continue reading

    Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing

    Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 12 September 2016 — In the best of times, when there were two ration books, sixty-year-old retiree Juan Alberto was happy. One was for food, which allotted you half a pound of beef every fifteen days, and one was for “manufactured goods,” which […] Continue reading

    On one Havana street, gentrification exposes old inequality

    On one Havana street, gentrification exposes old inequality The Associated Press By CHRISTINE ARMARIO Posted: Apr. 16, 2016 8:00 am Updated: Apr. 16, 2016 10:17 am HAVANA (AP) — Halfway down Calle Habana, a crumbling two-story colonial building is being painstakingly restored by a Cuban-American businessman who fled as a child after the 1959 revolution. […] Continue reading

    Why the Dissidence is Irrelevant for Ordinary Cubans

    Why the Dissidence is Irrelevant for Ordinary Cubans / Ivan Garcia Posted on November 13, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 5 November 201 5 — Daniela Sarmiento, 61, has exhausted all the legal options with State institutions to complete the process for a new home She lives with her three children in a house cracked because of […] Continue reading

    Easterners in Havana: An Exodus Hushed Up by the Cuban Regime

    Easterners in Havana: An Exodus Hushed Up by the Cuban Regime / Ivan Garcia Posted on June 15, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 30 May 2015 — One hot and boring night, drinking a tear-inducing moonshine, Yosvany and a group of friends in a remote sugar-workers’ town in Yateras, Guantanamo province, more than a 600 miles east […] Continue reading

    Deportees in Their Own Country

    Deportees in Their Own Country / Cubanet, Reinaldo Cosano Posted on May 18, 2015 Cuban Apartheid, suffered by families who abandoned their homes and went to Havana in search of a new life Cubanet.org, Reinaldo Emilio Cosano Alen, Havana, 15 May 2015 – Rodolfo Castro, from Santiago de Cuba, met with three other young men […] Continue reading

    Racial Prejudice Begins in Childhood

    Cuba: Racial Prejudice Begins in Childhood / Ivan Garcia Posted on April 28, 2015 Iván García, 29 April 2015 — The first time that Yumilka, a teacher, felt discriminated against because of the color of her skin she was only four years old. “It was in the daycare center. I remember coming home crying. A […] Continue reading

    Relaxed Cuba Welcomes Visitors as Locals Wait for Economic Improvement

    Relaxed Cuba Welcomes Visitors as Locals Wait for Economic Improvement Anita Snow, Associated Press Feb 22, 2015 12:00 pm It’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Cuba, but it’s certainly the right environment for change. — Jason Clampet Rolling toward customs with a 60-pound suitcase filled with clothing and electronics for friends, my stomach clenched […] Continue reading

    Return visit to Communist Cuba finds new hope amid change

    Return visit to Communist Cuba finds new hope amid change BY ANITA SNOW ASSOCIATED PRESS 02/18/2015 12:11 AM 02/18/2015 12:12 AM HAVANA Rolling toward customs with a 60-pound suitcase filled with clothing and electronics for friends, my stomach clenched when a female agent in a light green uniform approached. As a former longtime Cuba correspondent […] Continue reading

    Eastern Family Protests in Havana, #Cuba

    Eastern Family Protests in Havana, #Cuba Posted on December 1, 2014 The family in this video is protesting having been evicted from their home. Of note is the openly expressed anger of the crowd at the police action against them. 24 November 2014 Source: Eastern Family Protests in Havana, #Cuba | Translating Cuba – Tags: […] Continue reading

    World upside down – Why are there so many police on the beach in Cuba?

    World upside down: Why are there so many police on the beach in Cuba? July 15, 2014 What was your eye-opening travel experience? VPRO Abroad received in reply to this appeal many beautiful photos and stories. Liesbeth Eugelink from Nijmegen was in Cuba. Cigars, rum, cocktails, salsa music, vintage cars, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Ernest […] Continue reading

    An eyewitness account of Cuba’s shocking wretchedness

    Michael J. Totten: An eyewitness account of Cuba’s shocking wretchedness Michael J. Totten, National Post | June 6, 2014 12:01 AM ET Neill Blomkamp’s 2013 science-fiction film Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, takes place in Los Angeles, circa 2154. The wealthy have moved into an orbiting luxury satellite — the Elysium of the […] Continue reading

    The Last Communist City, A visit to the dystopian Havana that tourists never see

    Cuba Brief: The Last Communist City, A visit to the dystopian Havana that tourists never see [02-06-2014 14:08:24] Cuba Transition Project (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Neill Blomkamp’s 2013 science-fiction film Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, takes place in Los Angeles, circa 2154. The wealthy have moved into an orbiting luxury satellite—the Elysium of the title—while the […] Continue reading

    Havana with the Collapsed Building as its Symbol

    Havana with the Collapsed Building as its Symbol March 5, 2014 By Carlos Cabrera Perez (Cafe Fuerte) HAVANA TIMES — The return of former Cuban government spy Fernando Gonzalez Llort and the crisis in Venezuela and the Ukraine have eclipsed the tragic news of the partial building collapse that took place at Havana’s central bus […] Continue reading

    Deep roots of Cuba’s dilemma

    Deep roots of Cuba's dilemmaPublished: Sunday | September 19, 2010Dennis Morrison, Contributor The late Dr Eric Williams would have been struck by the irony that after 52 years of the Cuban Revolution, which had been sparked in part by chronic unemployment in the Cuban labour force, a whopping 500,000 state employees are to be made [...] Continue reading

    RACE AND COLOR IN CONTEMPORARY CUBA

    RACE AND COLOR IN CONTEMPORARY CUBAGayle McGarrity When I first returned to the United States in 1982, after living for a year and a half in Cuba, I was eager to share with my colleagues the extent to which racism and class divisions were still a glaring reality in ´Revolutionary Cuba´. However, no one wanted [...] Continue reading

    Workplace theft saps Cuba's state-run economy

    Workplace theft saps Cuba's state-run economy
    Reuters
    By Tom Brown Tom Brown – Thu Jun 25, 12:31 pm ET

    HAVANA (Reuters) – In a cramped apartment just behind the renowned
    Partagas cigar factory in central Havana, the factory worker displayed
    his wares.

    Shiny wooden boxes of Cohiba, Montecristo and Partagas cigars —
    considered among the finest… Continue reading

    Cuba after Fidel: stability, movement, reform

    Cuba after Fidel: stability, movement, reform
    Antoni Kapcia
    Where is Raúl Castro taking Cuba after his brother Fidel's retirement,
    and how will the Cuban "system" as well its people respond? Antoni
    Kapcia assesses the prospects in light of the fifty-year history of the
    revolution.
    22 – 05 – 2008

    Fidel Castro's formal retirement from the Cuban… Continue reading

    Cuban "reforms" promote private property and social inequality

    Cuban "reforms" promote private property and social inequality
    By Bill Van Auken
    17 April 2008

    The Cuban government was compelled to issue a statement Wednesday
    denying that the series of reforms announced by President Raul Castro in
    the barely two months since his assuming the reins of power from his
    ailing older brother Fidel signal an… Continue reading

    Paradox rules in Cuba

    ssue Date: March 24, 2006

    Paradox rules in Cuba

    Where ‘the simplest things are always the most complicated’

    Part 1 of 2 on Cuba
    Part 1 looks at daily life as Cubans experience it, 47 years after the
    revolution, from free baseball to frequent blackouts. Part 2 will look
    at the Catholic church in Cuba today.… Continue reading